MMA

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Bruised review – Halle Berry’s MMA fighter keeps her eye on the prize
Berry brings energy and focus to her directing debut, in which she plays a burned-out mixed martial arts fighter on a comeback mission

Peter Bradshaw

17, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ashes downpours, Mackenzie Dern and unbeatable goalkeepers | Classic YouTube
This week’s roundup also features George Graham, Alex Ferguson and college football’s biggest-ever win

Guardian sport

07, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rickson Gracie: ‘MMA is different in the US, where the crowd just gets drunk and yells’
The legendary MMA fighter looks back on his life and times at the head of Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s first family in a new memoir

Rich Tenorio

06, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Conor McGregor rivals 50 Cent for worst-ever first pitch at baseball game
Conor McGregor joined a long list of celebrities unable to throw in a straight line on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field

Guardian sport

22, Sep, 2021 @2:16 PM

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Alana McLaughlin’s journey from US special forces to trans MMA fighter | Loretta Hunt
The South Carolina native says she has spent her whole life physically resisting violence. So mixed martial arts holds few fears as she prepares for her debut

Loretta Hunt

08, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Regrettable’ that only two paramedics at fatal cage fight, says coroner
Concerns after Saeideh Aletaha left alone following knockout, as medics returned to ringside in Southampton

Steven Morris

07, Sep, 2021 @5:51 PM

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Family of woman killed in cage fight express ‘mismatch’ concerns
Winchester inquest hears claims that opponent was bigger and stronger than Saeideh Aletaha

Steven Morris

06, Sep, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Notorious Nick review – warm-hearted biopic of one-armed wrestler
The story of the congenitally amputated Nick Newell reconstructs the fights efficiently but overrides his real struggles with a sub-Rocky storyline

Phil Hoad

31, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Taking the high road: Nevada will no longer discipline fighters for marijuana
Nevada’s state athletic commission has unanimously voted against disciplining boxers and MMA fighters who test positive for marijuana

Guardian sport and agencies

07, Jul, 2021 @8:28 PM

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Embattled review – oddly compelling and nuanced cage fighting family drama
Surprisingly insightful film explores relationship between martial arts champion and his two sons, one of whom has a genetic disorder

Leslie Felperin

29, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Claressa Shields: ‘I can drive through Flint now and not get flashbacks’
As the double Olympic gold medalist switches from boxing to MMA, she reflects on the poisoning of her home town’s water and the upcoming film of her life

Loretta Hunt

10, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘You need to be cold, calm and ruthless’: Muay Thai training taught me more than how to fight
Jenny Valentish was determined to weaponise her body. In this extract from her new book, she writes of the sacrifices that come with gaining control

Jenny Valentish

28, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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